Israel, which held its fourth election in two years a few weeks ago, is once again undergoing the process of forming a government. Therefore, Israeli President Ruben Rivlin announced on Tuesday that he would hand over the mandate to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an attempt to form a new government in the country, although he emphasized: “No candidate has a realistic chance” to join executives.
The President said: “I know the position of many people that the President should not delegate tasks to candidates who are overthrown.” He pointed out, “According to the law and the court’s rulings, The Prime Minister can continue to hold this post, even though it has been overthrown. “
Rivlin thinks “The President of Israel cannot replace the parliament or the judiciary.” “This is the task of parliament’s decision regarding the ethical issues of the ability of the defendant candidate to be the prime minister,” he emphasized, according to his speech by the newspaper “The Times of Israel”.
In this sense, he emphasized 52 MPs provided support to Netanyahu during consultationsAmong them, 45 are for Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, while 7 are for Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, and 16 have no suggestions.
“Faced with this situation, in the absence of a majority of 61 parliamentarians to support a particular candidate, and no other considerations indicating that the candidate has the opportunity to form a government, I made a decision based on the number of recommendations. Revealed that Netanyahu has a greater chance of forming a government, Has been defended.
He said: “From a moral or ethical point of view, this is not an easy decision. “The State of Israel should not be taken for granted. I am afraid of my country, but I have to perform my duties as President in accordance with the law and the decisions of the courts to realize the wishes of the sovereign people of Israel.
Rivlin recalled that he was elected president in 2014, and regrettably, since then “Five parliamentary elections have been held, including four in less than two years.”. He explained: “I didn’t imagine it, and I didn’t expect it to be the difficult task of deciding who will form the government over and over again.”
“I hope that the presidency will not participate in the political system so directly, but this is my duty, in which I have undertaken this task. The Basic Law: As the President of the State of Israel, the government has an obligation to give me the task Establish a government with the consent of parliament to form a government,” he recalled.
Rivlin’s announcement was peculiar, namely that Netanyahu was not invited to the presidential residence for the first time for a ceremony. Therefore, Harel Tubi, Director of Rivlin’s Office Has moved to the Prime Minister’s Office Provide a file with a name.
Lapid was the second most voted party in the election. He called the task of handing over to “Bibi” a “shame” and a “stain on Israel,” although Has admitted that the president has no choice, The situation arises from the results, and the opposition failed to reach an agreement on candidates for additional seats.
Rivlin began contacting political parties with parliamentary representatives on Monday so that they could forward their proposals to the legislature in March, which is the fourth parliament in the past two years. The election once again lost the majority of seats in the divided parliament..
Rivlin himself bet on an agreement on March 31, agreeing to establish an “unconventional coalition” to form a government and avoid holding the fifth election in more than two years. “My main consideration is the opportunity to form a government, Rely on the confidence of the Knesset to approve some budgets and heal the country”, He emphasized.
Election results show that Netanyahu’s Likud River will be created With a victory of 30 seats, it surpassed Yesh Atid’s 17 seats And nine kinds obtained by the ultra-orthodox Shas.
Behind are Azul and Blanco, with eight seats, Amina, the Labor Party, the Judaism of the United Pentateuch and Israel Bettnu each hold seven seats. The joint list, Religious Zionism, New Hope and Meretz have six seats, and Ram has four seats, which are separated from the Arab joint list.
The situation allowed the group to occupy 52 of the 57 seats in the opposition, while supporting Netanyahu, while Yamina and Ram, who were separated from the United Arab Emirates list, gained support. Listed as a hub, if an agreement is reached, a majority may eventually be obtained, Which triggered the connection, trying to bring the positions closer.